acekard recommened?

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by trucido, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. trucido

    trucido Newbie

    Jul 29, 2008
    hi i was considering buying a acekard 2

    is this a good idea? i'd like some help please im very inexperinced when it comes to stuff like this

    or should i be considering something else? [​IMG]
  2. BotoxBetty

    BotoxBetty Banned

    Jul 15, 2008
    United States

    They are Ok, a bit slow in actual games unless you get a top mem card, also their team has never shown any innovation so it just has the 'run of the mill' features, RTS is very uinlikely.

    But the biggrest danger of getting an Acekard is the high probabilty it will be faulty on arrival or within a few days, all my mates refer to it as the DOA2 cart, a 2 of them both received buggy Acekard 2's.
  3. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Both of those problems (memory card access speed and hardware failures) have supposedly been fixed recently.
  4. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2008
    If you're new to flash carts I would suggest the dstt.
  5. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    I'm not sure why this topic is being posted in the DSTT section, but the Acekard 2 is one of the best carts in its price range (it's much nicer than the DSTT and is worth the additional few dollars in cost over the DSTT).

    The Acekard 2's menu system is one of the nicest and most responsive (which in my opinion is the most important thing about a flash cart after compatibility). Most users won't ever use features like game state dumps (RTS) and slow-motion, but if you feel those features are worth paying more for, you might consider a cart like the CycloDS.

    One advantage of the Acekard is that Acekard has released source code for the menu system of the Acekard 2 to a few people (Normmatt, Smiths, Gelu, and a few others) who had been customizing the open-source menu for their Acekard RPG cart, and the result is several custom menus for the Acekard 2 that add significant features to the official menu. Normmatt programmed slow-motion, which although hasn't been added to his custom menu (because it requires modifying the code each time Acekard comes out with an official release), may find its way into the official firmware at some point in the future. Acekard has indicated that it plans to incorporate many of the enhancements made for the custom menus into the official menu.

    As Destructobot indicated, the new beta firmware does seem to fix the speed problems with slow memory cards. And yes there were a couple of bad batches of Acekard 2's where about 10% - 15% of the carts from those batches were bad, but the latest batches of AK2's have reportedly had few if any returns. So Acekard apparently corrected the hardware problems they were having.